Past Events
Wednesday 13 November 2019

ALPSP UKSG Joint Event: Shifting Power Centres in Scholarly Communications: Implications and future roles for libraries and publishers

Venue: Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge, 45 Prescot Street, London, E1 8GP (map)

Registration has now closed - click here to join the wait list

Registration/coffee will be from 9.30am with introductions from the chair at 10.00am. This seminar will end at 17.15pm with a drinks reception. For full programme details, please click here.

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The pace of change in our sector has accelerated - and that change has also become more wide-reaching. We are moving beyond the “fall out” from the digital revolution – and its implications for user behaviors, customer expectations, product formats and business models – into a much bigger shift, where established roles and accepted models are being questioned. Boundaries are blurring, with funders and universities taking greater ownership of how research is communicated, and publishers and libraries exploring new areas in which they can provide services and support. Where does all of this change leave researchers - are they already realising new benefits, or are they suffering from having one foot in the old world and one in the new? What will happen next, and how should scholarly publishers and librarians prepare?

This year’s One-Day Conference/Seminar is a partnership between UKSG and ALPSP, two organizations uniquely placed to understand and address the scholarly communications’ community’s needs and concerns in this rapidly evolving ecosystem. The event promises strategic insight, practical takeaways and robust discussion among research funders, academics, librarians and publishers.


09:30 Registration and Coffee  
10:00 Welcome from the chair

Andrew Barker, Director of Library Services at Lancaster University

Emerging opportunities for libraries - implications and future directions for scholarly communications

Beth Montague-Hellen, Senior Research Librarian at the University of Nottingham
Regina Everitt, Director of Library and Learning Services at the University of East London
Carly Lightfoot
, Scholarly Communications Manager at University of East London
11:00 UNIVERSITY JOURNALS: An efficient and convenient open access publishing platform owned by universities Dr. Max Haring, Project Manager - University Journals at University of Amsterdam
11:30 Break  
12:00 Society Publishers Accelerating Open Access and Plan S (SPA-OPS) project Dr. Alicia Wise, Director, Information Power
12:20 Transformative journals - a publisher perspective

Susie Winter, Director of Communications and Engagement at Springer Nature 
12:40 How publishers are adapting to the shifting scholarly impact landscape Ian Mulvany, Head of Transformation at Sage Publishing
13:00 Lunch and networking  
14:00 The Funder perspective on owning OA platforms Dr. Jocelyn Leblanc, Association of Medical Research Charities
14:30 The European perspective

Cathal McCauley, University Librarian at Maynooth University
15:00 Break  
15:30 Voices from the global south Sian Harris, INASP

Panel: The implications of change for researchers

Dr Gautam Dey, Marie Curie Fellow, MRC/UCL Lab for Molecular Cell Bio
Dr Anja Felmy, Evolutionary Biologist at University of Oxford
Alan Warde, Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester
Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins, Post-doctoral Research Associate at Aberystwyth University
17:00 Wrap Up Wayne Sime, Chief Executive of ALPSP
17:15 Networking drinks reception  
18:00 Close of Conference  

Sponsorship Opportunities

Working with our conference partner, UKSG, we are aiming to attract 150 senior level delegates, primarily drawn from the middle to senior management level within the European academic library and publishing community.

ALPSP/UKSG invites sponsors to support the event. The package includes:

  • A limited number of table top displays in the catering area
  • Logo / company name on UKSG website
  • Logo / company name on slides during all breaks
  • Named in thanks by the chair at the beginning and end of the day
  • Logo / company name on pull up banner at registration desk
  • We will distribute and place your fliers on the chairs in the theatre

This package costs £500 + VAT and is limited to 5 sponsors.

In addition, you may opt to sponsor the lunch or evening reception at £1,500 each.

To book your organization’s package, please contact Amanda Whiting.

Booking and registration

Members (UKSG and ALPSP) £190.00 + VAT per person 
Non-Member £240.00 + VAT per person

Registration has now closed.  If you would like to join the wait list, register here


Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Wed 13 Nov 2019
  • Wed 13 Nov 2019
  • Leonardo Royal Hotel Tower Bridge, , London


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